Impact of apical foreshortening on deformation measurements: a report from the EACVI-ASE Strain Standardization Task Force


Unlu S., Duchenne J., Mirea O., Pagourelias E. D. , Bezy S., Cvijic M., ...More

EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL-CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING, vol.21, no.3, pp.337-343, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ehjci/jez189
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL-CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.337-343
  • Keywords: foreshortening, speckle, strain, tracking, SPECKLE TRACKING, CHAMBER QUANTIFICATION, EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION, CONSENSUS DOCUMENT, DIFFERENT VENDORS, ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aims Foreshortening of apical views is a common problem in echocardiography. It results in an abnormally thick false apex and a shortened left ventricular (LV) long axis. We sought to evaluate the impact of foreshortened (FS) on LV ejection fraction (LVEF) and layer-specific 2D speckle tracking based segmental (S) and global (G) longitudinal strain (LS) measurements.